I’m a big user of Collections in Lightroom. But every once in a while, I’m in a collection and I need to get back to the original folder that a photo came from. If the collection just has photos from one folder, than it’s usually not so hard for me to find it. But sometimes I have collections with photos from multiple folders and I forget where their original “home” is. Well, Lightroom has a way to find it. Just right-click on your photo (btw… if you don’t have a right click mouse, it’s time to join the year 1998 and get one ). Anyway… just right-click on your photo and choose Go To Folder In Library. Lightroom will automatically bring you out of the collection, and in to that original source folder in the Library module.
Author: Matt K
Matt is a full time Education Director for the NAPP and Kelby Training. He's a best-selling author of various books on Photoshop and Photography co-hosts the live weekly photography talk show "The Grid" and is co-host of "Photoshop User TV". In his spare time he practices as a 1st degree black belt in Taekwondo and enjoys spending time with his family in Tampa, FL.
View Matt's Personal Blog and Portfolio. Matt is a full-time Education Director for Kelby Media Group and a Tampa-based photographer. He's the Editor of Lightroom Magazine and teaches Photoshop and Lightroom seminars around the world.